Social Services Europe: How Can Social Services Contribute to Achieving the EU2020 Strategy Goals?
Social Services Europe asked MEPs and other stakeholders what they expected from social services to help achieve the goals set out in the EU2020 strategy. Filmed at the European Parliament Vox Box at a Social Services Europe and Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats event on the 9th October 2012.
ZSI was represented by its scientific director Josef Hochgerner.
Made available by the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) (producer & owner) feantsa.org I email@example.com
New technological possibilities and economic globalisation have had a strong impact on social change
and have therefore created a demand for developing innovative solutions to social problems like poverty,
aging society, work-life balance, communications and learning possibilities, globalisation of financial-,
production and general key markets, climate change etc. Today social innovations are as urgently needed
as for example product innovations in the business development. Besides initiatives started by the UN
and the OECD, the subject has created strong dynamics especially on the European level and is also
reflected in particular implementations in Austria.
A study programme on master level for professionally realising social innovations was missing in Austria
- until now...
Danube University Krems in cooperation with the Center of Social Innovation in
Vienna offers a worldwide unique master's program for individuals who want to
develop lasting innovations in politics, economy and society. Graduates of our
"EUROPEAN MASTER OF SOCIAL INNOVATION" will be able to work in the development,
planning and realisation of social transformation processes in organisations
as well as in consulting and supervision.
Special emphasis is given to the importance of social media which over the past
years has undergone a transformation from an accompanying instrument to an
engine for social innovation processes.
SOQUA Summer School 2012 took place in one of the historic locations of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. The video offers a synopsis of this week with international contributors and participants as well as an overlook on trends on social innovation on an European Level.
The Summer School on social innovation is labelled >SOQUA Summer School< because it is an extension of a post-graduate course programme named “Sozialwissenschaftliche Berufsqualifizierung” (social science vocational training, in short “SOQUA”: soqua.net) that is run in Austria jointly by three social science institutes (FORBA, SORA, ZSI) since 2006 as a 2-year course programme. In 2012 ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation/ zsi.at) took the lead to implement for the second time a summer school rooted in SOQUA, this time on social innovation.
For more information on SOQUA Summer School and other trainings of SOQUA please check: soqua.net
Some impressions from the Koranet Summerschool that was organised by ZSI in July 2012.25 Participants from all over Europe and Korea learned a lot about managing international scientific projects, in particular focusing on FP7. We had a great time (and learned a lot of course)
The Western Balkan Countries INCO-NET enhances integration of the Western Balkan countries (WBC) in the European Research Area.
The project, which started in 2008, is supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
The WBC-INCO.NET consortium is composed of 29 partners from the EU and South East Europe:ministries for science and technology (S&T), national agencies and analytical partners such as research institutes.
The core objectives of WBC-INCO.NET are:
To support the bi-regional dialogue on science and technology (S&T) by benefiting from and interacting with the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan countries,
To identify RTD potentials and priorities for take-up in FP7 and other European programmes in a transparent and methodologically sound way, and
To enhance participation of researchers from the WBC in European projects of mutual interest and benefit by capacity building measures and accompanying networking activities.